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The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) published a public consultation on Fixed Radio Service: Frequency Allocation and Use Regulation for wireless links.
CITC seeks to re-allocate all frequency bands used in wireless links in (point-to-point and point-to-multipoint), and to update the licensing mechanism of the wireless links in fixed radio service ; that is to enhance spectrum efficiency and avoid any harmful interference between users.
This pubic consultation document shows the proposed changes to the frequency channel plans used in wireless links, and includes the regulations for bands identified for these services, also the document includes the proposed process to re-farm some of those bands to align with the regulations and ITU recommendations.
CITC has reveal its intention to adopt flexible regimes in assigning wireless links such as license exempt and light license. The consultation is seeking inputs on the proposed regimes of licensing in some spectrum bands including the 28GHz and 80 GHz. CITC believes that the proposed changes will play a valuable role in achieving the optimum frequency usage, reducing congestion of the allocated spectrum bands, enabling new technologies, and satisfying the market needs.
CITC is inviting all existing users and interested parties to provide feedback regarding the allocation and use regulation for wireless links in the fixed radio service. The Commission welcomes the participation of telecom and technology providers, industrial stakeholders, public entities, members of the public as well as consumers of telecom and digital services. Submissions are open until 21 October 2021.